ericbazinga wrote:Well, now I feel ridiculous and embarrassed that I watch CNN. And it's sad that people pick apart what news stations say. Why can't people just trust the news?
Personally I think it is a good thing that more and more people are trusting less and less what they are told at face value.
People SHOULD be doubted. Many people misunderstand this concept. Doubting people is just a part of getting to know them. What many people call ‘trust’ is really just giving up on trying to understand others, and that very act is far worse than doubting. It is actually ‘apathy.’
Also to doubt and to check is one of the best ways to avoid the trap of an echo chamber effect where the only opinions you hear are ones you agree with. With blocking settings and filters it befomes too easy to not have to confront the idea that your opinion is not the only one on pretty much any subject. And while some opinions are demonstrably incorrect (chemtrails and a lot of conapiracy theories) knowldge and understanding comes from looking at things from a different view. Since if you are always right then what is there to learn.